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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Benefits of leasing a ACC's BEST Terps to battle UVa for regular-season title Cl Maryland coach WHIIams remains sidelined. Mids win Patriot The Main Street bid winner Dl HDWELu MARCH use of tobacco products is associated with a dramatic increase of these particular Dr. Peter cancer specialist Lung cancer top killer of residents By MARY ELLEN LLOYD Staff Writer Health officials say the latest figures on Anne Arundel County's cancer pic- ture reaffirm the view that tobacco is the behind the area's high cancer death rate. Prostate cancer was the most com- mon type of cancer diagnosed in 1992. but poor treatment odds for lung can- cer make it more statistics show. One of every .584 county men.was diagnosed with prostate com- pared to one of every residents with lung cancer. But 250 county residents die of lung cancer each year more than five times the number who die of prostate cancer. Lung cancer is more common here than in most other parts of affecting 280 county resi- dents in 1992. Add up all cancers associated with tobacco smoke such as cancer of the bladder and kidney and almost a third of the county's malignancies are linked to said Dr. Peter an Annapolis cancer specialist. matter how you dissect the the lesson is always the the use of tobacco products is associated with a dramatic increase of these particular he said. The new information from the Mary- land Cancer Registry will be discussed at a meeting of the county's Cancer Control Task Force Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the county Health Department on Harry S Truman Parkway near Anna- polis. Along with past the new- figures tell local health officials that Lung Less more deadly The statewide ban on scheduled to take effect March is strongly supported by health officials. New figures on lung cancer rates in Maryland and in Anne Arundel County bolster their view that tobacco is largely responsible. While other types of cancers are more lung cancer is more deadly. Cancer rate per people Anne Arundel Maryland U.S. Lung cancer 92 83 80 Breast 101 99 110 All males 493 496 498 females 304 311 348 rates but U.S. based on cases diagnosed in 1992. U.S. rates are estimates for 1991. Parents get blame for apathy Maryland Dopartmont ot Health and Mental Hygiene Capital graphic catching lung cancer early for treat- ment isn't nearly as important as avoiding the risks for it. And a statewide ban on smoking in public scheduled to take effect March will they say. have very limited data on smok- ing hut what we do have does indicate we have a higher smoking said Dr. Katherine Far- rell. the county's deputy health The ban faces widespread opposition from but health officials are pointing to it as crucial for the health of Maryland residents. The cancer registry recently re- leased what's considered the first reli- able data on cancer prevalence in the state. It covers the first year doctors. LUNG. Page Our Glendenlng goes over- board backing new smoking Teachers say it all starts in the home By i. Hanson Captol Harvey owner of Buddy's Crabs and Ribs on Main opened Ms crab house 17 years ago amid widespread opposition from Historic District residents. the controversy continues with his plans to open a rooftop cafe above Buddy's. Buddy's owner won't stop short of the top By DAVE GULLIVER Business Writer He gives sleeping bags to the homeless and toys to poor children. He employs nearly 300 in his Annapolis-area businesses alone. He lives in a million-dollar mansion overlooking the South River. The profile of a pillar of the but it describes possibly Annapolis' most revfled Harvey owner of Buddy's Crabs and Ribs. The entrepreneur has clashed with the Annapolis establishment since 1977. He soon set off on a crusade to claim Us personal Holjr a full-service restaurant in the showcase site of historic City Dock. Seventeen years after five City Council battles and two court Mr. Blonder is bloodied but He won the right to a then to a midnight liquor license. But he still seeks that elusive 2 a.m. closing time that most of his competitors and has no plans to surrender. you believe that you're right and you have the support of a lot of he paused and t Capital Pcopli HARVEY BLONDER started again. you don't persevere you don't get what you're entitled That persistence at times has won over even his most prominent foes in then-alderman John Hammond voted to give Mr. Blonder a liquor license on his third try. But the detractors say his energy and his money is misspent. When Mr. Blonder first sought 2 a.m. hours in July his fourth city Mr. Hammond a typical case of the camel with his nose in the tent. I think the question 'Do we want the camel to pull the tent Page By DENNIS SULLIVAN Staff Writer A student who comes to class with a pencil let alone a homework assign- ment is enough to make even the strictest teachers smile today as they struggle with a growing apathy among students. And it is the parents' accord- ing to a survey by The Capital of Anne Arundel County's 3.500 public school teachers. It is the teachers who don't make sure homework is done. It is the parents who write notes asking that their children be excused from turning in their assignment be- cause they were at the mall the night before. It is the parents who say they can't be bothered by a teacher calling as their child's grades slip toward an just isn't a priority for the parents and because of that it's not a priority for the said a mid- dle school language teacher who asked to remain anonymous. have chil- dren in the sixth grade who can't read because they haven't been exposed to Teachers describe it as a cycle that begins at home with parents too busy with work to care about their child- ren's education. The same attitude eventually seeps into the classroom with' the pushing expecta- EDITOR'S This is the third in an occasional series of stones based on a survey of the county's 3.500 teachers distributed for The Capital by the Teachers' Association of Anne Arundel County. tions in the schools closer to teachers said. Student and parent apathy is the second-biggest problem in.the followed only by according to the survey. Of the county's 50fi 407 responded to a confidential question- naire distributed by the Teachers Asso- ciation of Anne Arundel County for TheCapiial. While the survey is not a scientific assessment of all teachers' it found that apathy is one of the top concerns. Thirty-four percent said lack of fam- ily support and student apathy is more of a problem in the schools today compared to five. 10 or 15 years ago. It was the second-largest concern among the 85 complaints teachers listed. APATHY. Page A sampling of from Artificial teachers. Md. leaders plotting to save naval center By BRADLEY PENISTON Staff Writer Fifteen minutes of testimony this spring may decide the fate of the Naval Warfare Research Center outside An- napolis. That's how long its supporters will have before the independent Defense Base Closure and Realignment Com- which must decide whether to keep the center on the final list of closings due in July. really have to make the best case of your said Beverly Byron of a former congressman and past chairman of the base commis- sion. Mrs. Byron was part of a strategy- session Friday in D.C.. that included Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes. Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Steny Hoyer and others hoping to save the five Maryland bases on the Defense Department's preliminary hit list. In addition to the former David Taylor Research Center across the Severn River from the Naval the Pentagon wants to close the Naval Surface Warfare Center in White Fort Ritchie in the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethes- and the Army Publications Dis- really have to make the best case of your Beverly former congressman tribution Center in Middle River. It also wants to shrink the 32-bed Klmbrough Army Community Hospital at Fort George G. Meade into a clinic. The closings would cost the slate over although some new jobs would arrive as facilities in other states are eliminated and Jheir personnel transferred to Maryland bases. Anne Arundel County could lose- about 560 jobs at the research center and although about 15 re- search positions would be transferred to a Bethesda factttty. Testimony before the commission's regional hearings is expected in April or May. No hearing site has been picked. For the Annapolis a retired research director may lead the charge. Page tomorrow. D2 LOW Cloudy today and Baseball talk Baseball players made their new offer to proposing a payroll tax threshold that still left the sides far apart in their efforts to settle tbe strike. gave them what we thought they were looking Toronto's Paul Molitor said. Cl TEfN A 16-year-old sought in the shooting deaths-of his parents was arrested by police early yesterday in Missouri after apparently running out of gas 900 miles from his Pennsylvania home. A2 L04INQ Every morning it's the same thing. A more hairs migrate from the top of your head down the bathroom drain. It's a short trip in a long process we refer to as balding. But those lacking in locks needn't get all wigged out. U M wfM Arundel Report ..Dl Editorials ....AlO-ll Business.........81 Cap Camera... Movies............E2 Classified.... Fl 13 A2 3 Comics...........Gl Obituaries.......D2 CUmHM...................271-7000 Circulation.................26MSOO   

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